The new version allows you to send and receive messages without having a browser window open, as was the case with WhatsApp Web, and includes notifications.
WhatsApp, the messaging application used by 900 million users worldwide, has just launched a native desktop version (PC or Mac), which is installed on the system and can remain open while other tasks are being performed.
Like WhatsApp Web, the desktop client allows us to send and receive messages as long as our mobile is turned on and we have linked both applications through a QR code.
Step by step: How to download and install the WhatsApp Native Version for Windows and Mac
WhatsApp desktop, you can download from its website from your computer’s browser. It is necessary to have Windows 8 or higher or Mac OS 10.9 or higher. Once the application is installed, it is necessary to open the application also on the mobile phone to scan the QR code , just like in the WhatsApp Web version.
- Download WhatsApp on your computer and install it.
- Open the application A window with the QR code will appear .
- If it wasn’t, update WhatsApp on your mobile phone to avoid possible problems. Do it from the ‘App Store’ on Apple devices and ‘Play Store’ on Android.
- Open WhatsApp on your mobile and go to the ‘Settings’ tab. It is usually an icon in the top menu (• • •). Then click on ‘WhatsApp web’
Like WhatsApp Web, but without the browser open
WhatsApp has already launched an interface to send messages from the computer, at the request of users. Access could only be done via the web. A year and a half later, he launched the desktop version, which prevents us from having an open browser tab, is always available and has a better notification system.
BUT WITHOUT MUCH NEWS
The WhatsApp desktop interface does not show substantial improvements with respect to the web version . In addition, it is not possible to link the WhatsApp account directly with the application to avoid having the mobile phone turned on, which, in addition to assuming an inconvenience, adds extra battery and data consumption if you are not connected to a network Wifi.
The company justifies this decision to have the phone turned on in which the communication with the user is always carried out directly and without the need to have to store the messages on a server: the messages are downloaded directly to the device and it is this that distribute them later to the customers we have authorized.
WHATSAPP FOR IPAD, THE GREAT ABSENT
With this release, there is only one fringe left: WhatsApp for iPad. While Android users can install the WhatsApp client on a tablet, Apple users cannot officially install the client